A photo of “Baby Kerr” taken in 1861 by William Notman studios in Montreal. Source: [McCord Museum I-1860.1] Advertisements
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I’ve been approaching this North American freezing weather the wrong way! Layers from now on, I’ve decided. The caption from the photo states: “Mrs. Stotesbury, Montreal, QC, 1867” Source: [McCord Museum I-24446.1]
January 8, 2014
Tagged 19th century fashion, historical photo, History, History KIcks Ass, McCord Museum, Montreal, Nadine Korte, Photography, polar vortex, Victorian fashion, Victorian winter fashion, winter, winter scene
The funiculaire up Mt. Royal Park in Montreal, Quebec, c. 1900. Source: [Notman Archives]
This made me chuckle yesterday when I was walking through Old Montreal. This is a historical plaque commemorating the location of the first YMCA built in North America. And that’s a street lamp that was placed right in front of … Continue reading
The above photo was taken in 1929 when the Jacques Cartier Bridge was still under construction. Look at the Expo 67 and LaRonde islands!!! They’re totally empty and not filled in yet!!
A photo from a little over 100 years ago to remind us that even though women have been able to go to university for a long time now, program options weren’t always very progressive. This is a Household Science class … Continue reading
St. Laurent street, looking north, at the corner of Ste-Catherine (c.1905), from the McCord Museum archives. How many Montrealers have eaten poutine at this corner today? The same intersection today from Google Maps, complete with La Belle Province.